DOVE - Domestic Violence Escape. Located in
Iron Mountain, Michigan, they are a domestic violence shelter that
also provides sexual assault services. Their local crisis line
is 906-932-0310, and their toll-free number is 1-800-711-6744.
Both are available 24 hours a day.
Eve's House (Formerly CADA) - End Violent Encounters,
located in Lansing, Michigan. Provides shelter and support for
victims of domestic violence in our community. Their 24-hour
crisis line is 517-372-5572.
- "Llámanos" es un servicio telefónico de
consejería en español para personas, mujeres u hombres, que han sido
violados o abusados sexualmente. Esta línea telefónica opera a nivel
estatal todos los días de le semana las 24 hrs.
Assault Hotline -
Michigan State University's 24-hour sexual assault hotline.
The phone number is 517-372-6666.
- the Rape and Incest National Network.
Their phone number is 1-800-656-HOPE, and they can provide referrals
to rape counseling centers in your area. They also include a
document aboutwhat you can do if you or a friend
- Washtenaw County's Sexual Assault Crisis Center,
located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Their 24-hour crisis line is
Stop It Now!
- resources and information devoted to
stopping the sexual abuse of children, including
of an abused
child abuse fact
Anyone tempted to abuse a child should call their toll-free number,
1-888-PREVENT for help.
- another 24-hour crisis line and shelter,
this one located in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Their number is
Organizations Devoted to Stopping
Web - a nonprofit organization
which provides resources and information regarding the sexual
exploitation of clients by
Arizona Rape Prevention Education Project -
"The ARPEP Web site is designed to share rape statistics and sexual
assault statistics, evaluation, and research."
CAVNET - Communities Against Violence
Network. Includes an international
List indexed by country or
Center for the Prevention of Sexual and
Domestic Violence - from their website: "Our goal is to engage
religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to prepare human
services professionals to recognize and attend to the religious
questions and issues that may arise in their work with women
children in crisis."
Cybertipline - Cybertipline handles leads
from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of
children. Includes aform
where online child abuse and pornography
can be reported.
Now - an international human rights organization dedicated to
action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls
Making Daughters Safe Again - focuses on
Mother-Daughter sexual abuse.
Men Can Stop
Rape - an organization devoted
to changing men's attitudes and behaviors in order to stop
rape. The site includes a number of free publications on what
every man can do to make a difference.
Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual
Violence - from their website: "Our mission is to develop and
promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual
violence in Michigan."
MSU Women's Council - "... a vehicle through which women's voices
can be heard at MSU and in the greater
National Sexual Violence Resource Center -
newly updated as of March 23, with extensive links and resources.
One in Four - a men's group based out of
Central Michigan University working to end sexual assault.
SESAME - "a non-profit organization
dedicated to informing the public about, and reducing the incidence
of, the sexual abuse of students at the hands of teachers and other
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Resources in
Michigan - an index of organizations, shelters, and crisis
lines, organized by city.
About Face - a website dedicated to
fighting negative portrayals of women in the media while recognizing
and rewarding positive, healthy portrayals.
Child Sexual Abuse Information
Canada's National Clearinghouse on Family Violence. Includes
numerous fact sheets and brochures.
Facts and Resources: Lesbian Sexual Assault
- an online brochure by San Francisco Women Against
Michigan Database of Sexual Offenders - the
Michigan Sex Offender registry.
Michigan Laws: Criminal Sexual Conduct in the
first, second, third, and fourth degree, as well as Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual
Michigan State University's Sexual Harassment
MSU Safe Place - a domestic violence
shelter on the campus of Michigan State University.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- national statistics about crime, including several rape-related
reports. Their rape & sexual assault section is here.
Personal Protection Orders - information
about PPOs from the Ingham County Prosecutor's
Project GHB - extensive information on
Rape & Sexual Assault - from the Take
Back the Night Alliance in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes
profiles of various types of rapists as well as related statistics.
Rohypnol - information from Columbia
University about the "Date Rape Drug."
SANE - a brief description of the Sexual
Assault Nurse Examiner program at Sparrow Hospital, in Lansing.
Service Dogs for Victims of Assault - SDVA
trains service dogs as a therapeutic aid for victims of
assault who suffer from a disability covered under the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Take Back the Night - the annual
march/rally in Lansing, Michigan to raise awareness of sexual
assault while supporting and empowering survivors.
The Male Survivor - an article about male
victims of sexual abuse, posted on the HealthyPlace web site.
Transforming a Rape Culture, edited by
Emilie Buchwald, Pamela R. Fletcher, and Martha Roth - this
collection of essays is a very helpful and thorough book about the
causes of rape in our society and what we can do to change
U.S. Department of Justice
Statistics & Dept. of Justice Crimes Against Women Page
- statistics and information about Rape, Domestic Violence, and
other crime in the United States. You'll encounter radically
different numbers depending on who you talk to - I've found it best
to use primary sources whenever possible.
Asking For It?" - an
article from Harper's Weekly that
demonstrates the way most rape victims are unfairly attacked in the
When a Child or Youth is Sexually Abused -
an online book designed for youth, parents, and
Where's the Justice? - a site protesting
MSU's decision to offer a full-ride scholarship to two football
players convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl.